The Indianapolis Colts today signed nose tackle Antonio Dixon and elevated linebacker Jerry Brown and defensive end Clifton Geathers from the practice squad to the active roster. The Colts signed linebacker D.J. Bryant, cornerback Isaiah Green, fullback Robert Hughes and tight end Dominique Jones to the practice squad. The team also waived cornerback Justin King and released running back Alvester Alexander from the practice squad. Linebacker Mario Addison was signed off the practice squad to the Washington Redskins active roster.
Dixon, 6-3, 322 pounds, has appeared in 35 career games (10 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles, totaling 49 tackles (39 solo), three sacks and two passes defensed. He was signed by the Eagles on September 6, 2009 and waived on August 31, 2012. Dixon was originally signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
Brown, 6-4, 265 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 23, 2012. He was waived on August 31 before being signed to the practice squad on September 1.
Geathers, 6-7, 325 pounds, has appeared in seven career games, including five last season with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. After being waived by the Browns on September 4, 2010, Geathers had brief stints with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks before joining the Cowboys later in 2010.
Bryant, 6-3, 248 pounds, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of James Madison on May 14, 2012. He was waived on August 31 before being signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 18. Bryant was released from the Buccaneers practice squad on October 2.
Green, 5-10, 180 pounds, was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State on May 31, 2012 and was waived on August 31. He was signed to the Bills practice squad on September 2 before being released on October 2.
Hughes, 5-11, 235 pounds, was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame on July 26, 2011 and was waived on September 3. He was signed to the Bears practice squad on December 19 before being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 19, 2012 and waived on August 31. Hughes was then signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 3 before being released on September 11.
Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012. In four games (one start) this season, he has one reception for eight yards.
King was originally signed by the Colts on June 8, 2012. For his career, he has appeared in 38 games (19 starts), totaling 114 tackles (97 solo), 11 passes defensed, one interception, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. This year, he played in three games and recorded three tackles and two passes defensed.
Alexander was originally signed by the Colts on August 15, 2012 before being waived on August 26. He was signed to the practice squad on September 3.
Addison played in six games with the Colts in 2011 and 2012 and recorded five tackles. He was originally claimed off waivers by the Colts on November 23, 2011 and was waived on October 1, 2012 before being signed to the practice squad on October 2.
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